Presentation on theme: "VISION in ACTION by Pat Acosta"— Presentation transcript:
1 VISION in ACTION by Pat Acosta LEADERSHIPWithin the Movement!ByPat Acosta BSW“Survivor to Advocate”
2 Leadership Within the Movement Within the movement we have Latinas who are born leaders, and can build on creating mentorship relationships between Latinas who are established in leadership positions and those who are “up-and-coming”.Reaching out to survivors who seek to become independent, after their violent journey are our allies and MUST be part of this Leadership Movement
3 Some Ideas to “Get Started” Everyone is different!Everyone has her own motivationYou can “only” help create environments to help people motivate themselvesValue your individual strengthsCelebrate your uniqueness
4 ELEMENTS of LEADERSHIP Attention to “Communication”Attention to “Detail”Attention to “Self”Attention to “Trust”
5 “COMMUNICATION”Ensure you are communicating your ideas, concepts and facts with clarity.What’s in the “Meaning of things”Allow others to share their ideas, and provide a space for inclusiveness
6 “D E T A I L S”GoalsIntentionsDirectionMeasurementsOutcomes
7 “S E L F” Being secured of who you are “CONFIDENT” Loving, Respecting oneselfCelebrate your differencesEmbrace your culture, upbringing, values beliefsUsing ones own self effectively
8 “T R U S T” Being Fair Being Reliable Being Dependable Being Focused Being ConsistentDoing all the above will earn you their TRUST!
9 “ You MUST have them both” A good and effective LEADERmust have, Credibility & RapportCREDIBILITY( is being believed and respected)RAPPORT( is being liked and trusted)YOU MUST HAVE BOTH !
10 When there is Good Leadership it SHOWS Characteristics Good Leaders and Organizations with Leadership havePeople feel significant ( they know their opinions count and matter)People are part of a Community ( They support each other and know they are part of something important)Learning and Competency Matter( Continuously seeking excellence)Work and Environment is Exciting (Stimulated and self-satisfaction in their activities)
11 Good Supervisors & Good Leaders NOT ALWAYS THE SAME 1.Work according to plans and schedules2. Act in the present, based on the past3. Emphasize knowledge and facts4. Are analytical, objective and practical5.Use given resources effectively6. Emphasize the rationale, supported by feeling7.Make decisions based on established directionsGood Leaders1.Work according to what is needed2. Act toward the future, based on the present3. Emphasize belief and commitment4. Are intuitive, subjective and impractical5. Expand beyond given resources6. Emphasize intuition, supported by reason7. Make decisions based on an envisioned future
12 ASK YOURSELFIs it possible to be a good leader and a good supervisor at the same time?In what ways are you a Good Supervisor?In what ways are you a Good Leader?
13 JUST A THOUGHT “Supervisors do Things Right!” “Leaders do the Right Thing!”
14 Having the Skills to LEAD Leadership requires the understanding of the differences in people, and understanding what motivates them. And knowing how to lead different people with different motivations & behaviors
15 Understanding the “Why” Behavior comes from striving toward gratification and how we need to get gratificationThere are two set of behavior patterns:Good Times & Bad TimesBehavior can be predictable and uniform or predicable and varied
16 Continuing with the “Why” A personal weakness is over-using a strength.The more you understand why others do what they do, the more successful YOU can be in building working relationships and finding leadership success by building on your strengths and the strength of others.
17 QUESTIONSWhat do you believe are the most important characteristics of leader?What are some of the ways your strengths could be over-used and made a weakness?What strengths do your preferences bring to you and or your organization?
18 DO STRESS!!!! “Gotcha”!!! I mean the following “Stress” STRESS ACTION!!!STRESS LOGIC!!!STRESS PEOPLE and THEIR UNIQUENESS!!!STRESS THE “TEAM”!!!
19 REMEMBER Be Honest, Sincere and Empathetic Use your Strengths Lead by ExampleStrive to continue being even a better LEADER every day!!!Be Fair, Consistent , and True to yourself and them!!!
20 Have you ever wonder why individuals RESIST to CHANGE…as a Leader you must be aware Resistance goes up! When…The purpose for the change is not clearThe targets of the change do not see a need for itThe targets are not involved in the planning and changeThe Change is not clearly communicatedThe cost too high, the reward too poorInfluential's are seen as not really supporting the changeTargets believe social relations and balance will be hurtWhen resources ( time and money) are not availableChange is introduced to quick…or too slow,Daily habits are interruptedPast chances were poorly implemented with bad resultsThere is fear of failure, lack of trust and lack of confidence
21 Resistance goes down! when… Before the Announcement:Think through the detailsThink through winners and losersPlan to compensate the losers, and build on the winners supportThe Announcement:Reduce ambiguity, Increase clarityProvide plenty of informationTalk about what will change an what will not changeUse many methods and settings for communicating and changeProvide and opportunity for the targets to discuss what the change will mean…not whether the change will happenCommunicate your commitment
22 Making a Plan of ActionIn closing take a minute and answer the following questionsWhat will you start doing?What will you keep doing?What will you STOP doing?What will you think more about?
23 Special DedicationI dedicate this presentation to a women who was both a Good Supervisor and a Good Leader. Gina Orona Ruiz ( Former Executive Director of La Casa, INC. Las Cruces New Mexico) as a LATINA you made us proud. Know that I commit to making sure your legacy continues.Para una GRAN “JEFA”, you will ALWAYS be REMEMBERED!!!! Con RespetoPat Acosta